Principles of Criminal Law

Author: Andrew Ashworth,Jeremy Horder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672687

Category: Law

Page: 510

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Principles of Criminal Law is distinctly different from other criminal law textbooks on the market. Focussing on the theoretical issues and underlying principles, it brings the subject to life through a critically involving and contextual approach, enabling readers to engage with the subject at a sophisticated and detailed level.

Modern Criminal Law

Fifth Edition

Author: Mike Molan,Professor of Legal Education and Pro Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences Mike Molan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135334978

Category: Law

Page: 464

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Building on "Principles of Criminal Law", this book provides an overview of the key aspects of criminal law doctrine as it applies in England and Wales. This fifth edition includes analysis of important case law and the impact of legislative reform of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000.

Principles on Criminal Law

Author: Bloy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1859415806

Category: Law

Page: 502

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This text adheres to the basic principles of the earlier editions, focusing on the key principles of criminal law, major case law and new statutory provisions to provide a foundation for the comprehensive study of law. It aims to be thought-provoking and informative as well as constantly urging the reader to think further about the nature, extent and effectiveness of the criminal law.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law

Author: John Deigh,David Dolinko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195314859

Category: Law

Page: 525

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First work of its kind (i.e., a handbook of authoritative, original essays) in the philosophy of criminal law The book covers a wide variety of topics including criminalization of obscenity and hate speech, the insanity defense, pleas of self-defense by battered women, the death penalty, and clemency. This is the first comprehensive handbook in the philosophy of criminal law. It contains seventeen original essays by leading thinkers in the field and covers the field's major topics including limits to criminalization, obscenity and hate speech, blackmail, the law of rape, attempts, accomplice liability, causation, responsibility, justification and excuse, duress, provocation and self-defense, insanity, punishment, the death penalty, mercy, and preventive detention and other alternatives to punishment. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars and students whose research and studies concern philosophical issues in criminal law and criminal law theory. Readership: Philosophers who specialize in legal philosophy, moral philosophy, or political philosophy; Criminal Law theorists and scholars; Criminologists; and Philosophy graduate students with interests in moral, political or legal philosophy.

Fair Labelling and the Dilemma of Prosecuting Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Tribunals

Author: Hilmi M. Zawati,Teresa A. Doherty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357110

Category: International criminal courts

Page: 264

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This scholarly legal work focuses on the dilemma of prosecuting gender-based crimes under the statutes of the international criminal tribunals with reference to the principle of fair labelling. In this book Hilmi M. Zawati explains how the abstractness and lack of accurate description of gender-based crimes in the statutory laws of the international criminal tribunals and courts infringe the principle of fair labelling, lead to inconsistent verdicts and punishments, and cause inadequate prosecution of these crimes. This inquiry deals with gender-based crimes as a case study, and with fair labelling as a legal principle and a theoretical framework. Critical and timely, this study contributes to existing scholarship in many different ways. It is the first legal analysis to focus on the dilemma of prosecuting and punishing wartime gender-based crimes in the statutory laws of the international criminal tribunals and the ICC in the context of fair labelling. Moreover, it emphasizes that applying fair labelling to wartime gender-based crimes would enable the tribunals and the ICC to deliver fair judgments, eliminate inconsistent prosecution, overcome shortcomings in addressing gender-based crimes within their jurisprudence, while breaking the cycle of impunity for these crimes. Consisting of two parts, this work begins by outlining the central focus and theoretical legal framework of the study. It concentrates on fair labelling as an imperative legal principle and a legal framework, examines its intellectual development, scope and justification, and illustrates its applicability to gender-based crimes. The second part addresses the dilemma of prosecuting gender-based crimes in the international criminal tribunals.

Principles on Criminal Law

Author: Bloy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1859415806

Category: Law

Page: 502

View: 3991

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This text adheres to the basic principles of the earlier editions, focusing on the key principles of criminal law, major case law and new statutory provisions to provide a foundation for the comprehensive study of law. It aims to be thought-provoking and informative as well as constantly urging the reader to think further about the nature, extent and effectiveness of the criminal law.

Liability for Crimes Involving Artificial Intelligence Systems

Author: Gabriel Hallevy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319101242

Category: Law

Page: 257

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The book develops a general legal theory concerning the liability for offenses involving artificial intelligence systems. The involvement of the artificial intelligence systems in these offenses may be as perpetrators, accomplices or mere instruments. The general legal theory proposed in this book is based on the current criminal law in most modern legal systems. In most modern countries, unmanned vehicles, sophisticated surgical systems, industrial computing systems, trading algorithms and other artificial intelligence systems are commonly used for both industrial and personal purposes. The question of legal liability arises when something goes wrong, e.g. the unmanned vehicle is involved in a car accident, the surgical system is involved in a surgical error or the trading algorithm is involved in fraud, etc. Who is to be held liable for these offenses: the manufacturer, the programmer, the user, or, perhaps, the artificial intelligence system itself? The concept of liability for crimes involving artificial intelligence systems has not yet been widely researched. Advanced technologies are forcing society to face new challenges, both technical and legal. The idea of liability in the specific context of artificial intelligence systems is one such challenge that should be thoroughly explored.

Ethics in Criminal Justice

In Search of the Truth

Author: Sam S. Souryal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437755917

Category: Law

Page: 544

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Introducing the fundamentals of ethical theory, this text exposes the reader to the ways and means of making moral judgments by covering the teachings of the great philosophers, sources of criminal justice ethics, and unethical patterns in the criminal justice system. It is presented from two perspectives: a thematic perspective that addresses ethical principles common to all components of the discipline and an area-specific perspective that addresses the state of ethics in criminal justice in the fields of policing, corrections, and probation and parole. "What you will learn from this chapter," key terms and definitions, and review questions included with each chapter. NEW THIS EDITION The fifth edition features expanded discussion of the formula of ethical discretion to enhance students’ understanding the ethics of decision making in real-life situations as well as a new chapter on the ethics of loyalty and loyalties in the workplace. A classical approach to the study of ethics in criminal justice Challenges the reader to emphasize and restore ethics in their part of the criminal justice field

Sentencing and Criminal Justice

Author: Andrew Ashworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486748

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Andrew Ashworth expertly examines the key issues in English sentencing policy and practice including the mechanisms for producing sentencing guidelines. He considers the most high-profile stages in the criminal justice process such as the Court of Appeal's approach to the custody threshold, the framework for the sentencing of young offenders and the abiding problems of previous convictions in sentencing. Taking into account the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the book's inter-disciplinary approach places the legislation and guidelines on sentencing in the context of criminological research, statistical trends and theories of punishment. By examining the law in relation to elements of the wider criminal justice system, including the prison and probation services, students gain a rounded perspective on the relevant principles and problems of sentencing and criminal justice.

Criminal Law, Procedure, and Evidence

Author: Walter P. Signorelli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439854505

Category: Law

Page: 459

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Constitutional principles are the foundation upon which substantive criminal law, criminal procedure law, and evidence laws rely. The concepts of due process, legality, specificity, notice, equality, and fairness are intrinsic to these three disciplines, and a firm understanding of their implications is necessary for a thorough comprehension of the

Criminal Law Directions

Author: Nicola Monaghan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198702280

Category: Law

Page: 427

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Criminal Law Directions is written in an engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics of Criminal Law courses with clarity. The book incorporates a wide range of learning features to offer students a high level of support. Learning objectives, thinking points, and a wide selection of tables and figures encourage active learning to ensure students understand the fundamental facts and principles, and enabling students to check their understanding of the subject as they progress through the course. Each chapter is finished with a run-down of the main topic points, a selection of short revision questions, as well as two long examination style questions. Outline answers to these questions are available online. The book's clear structure and cross-referencing enables students to navigate easily through the many aspects of criminal law, making this an ideal text for students new to the subject. An extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support the student in their studies, including: DT Multiple choice questions DT Flashcard glossary DT Suggested approaches to the end of chapter exam questions . Suggested approaches to the end of chapter self-test questions

Queensland Criminal Law

Author: Andreas Schloenhardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190311544

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 672

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Queensland Criminal Law is a comprehensive examination of the principles of criminal law as they relate to the Criminal Code (Qld). It provides a thorough analysis of contemporary criminal justice in Queensland and draws comparisons between relevant developments in common law, federal criminal law, and other jurisdictions.Throughout this text, students are guided through complex materials and difficult concepts with case matrices, tables and flowcharts, while the four-part structure assists in understanding and systematically establishing criminal liability by moving from questions about jurisdiction and general concepts of criminal law, through to the elements of an offence and possible defences.The fifth edition of Queensland Criminal Law encourages students to take a critical approach to law and invites them to reflect on their relationship to the law as citizens, students and potential practitioners.KEY FEATURES OF THIS EDITIONFully updated with the most current legislation, cases and references, including:new homicide offences, including unlawful striking causing death2017 amendments to the prostitution defencenew offences relating to sexual abuse of minorsCase matrices in the Appendix to help students prepare for and answer assessment questionsTables and flowcharts clarify key points and enable students to visualise many of the complexities of general principles and specific offencesFurther reading at the end of each section to direct students towards resources for additional study

Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law

Theory and Doctrine

Author: A P Simester,J R Spencer,G R Sullivan,G J Virgo

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782252061

Category: Law

Page: 980

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This is the fifth edition of the leading textbook on criminal law by Professors Simester, Spencer, Sullivan and Virgo. Simester and Sullivan is an outstanding account of modern English criminal law, combining detailed exposition and analysis of the law with a careful exploration of its theoretical underpinnings. Primarily, it is written for undergraduate students of criminal law and it has become the set text in many leading universities. Additionally, the book is used as an important point of reference in academic writing and postgraduate research in England and abroad. Simester and Sullivan has been cited by appellate courts throughout the world. There have been a large number of important appellate decisions since the last edition of this work. This new case law, among other things, provides helpful guidance for the interpretation of offences under the Serious Crime Act 2007 and of the defence of loss of control provided by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. There have been significant developments in the laws relating to rape, self-defence and defence of property, and duress. Special mention should be made of the continuing stream of appellate cases regarding the nature and scope of secondary liability in the crimes of others.

General Principles of Law in the Decisions of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

Author: Fabián Raimondo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004170472

Category: Law

Page: 212

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International lawyers usually disregard the vital functions that general principles of law may play in the decisions of international courts and tribunals. As far as international criminal law is concerned, general principles of law may be crucial to the outcome of an international trial, "inter alia" because the conviction of an accused in respect of a particular charge may depend on the existence of a given defence under this source. This volume examines the role that general principles of law have played in the decisions of international criminal courts and tribunals. In particular, it analyses their alleged a ~subsidiarya (TM) nature, their process of determination, and their transposition from national legal systems into international law. It concludes that general principles of law have played a significant role in the decisions of international criminal courts and tribunals, not only by filling legal gaps, but also by being a fundamental means for the interpretation of legal rules and the enhancement of legal reasoning.

Introduction to Turkish Law

Author: Tu?rul Ansay,Don Wallace

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041123164

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Encompassing all the major fields of legal practice, Introduction to Turkish Law provides an essential understanding of the Turkish legal system, so that users can become familiar with law and legal processes in Turkey and pursue further research on specific Turkish legal matters. Twelve chapters, written by Turkish experts in their areas of specialty, focus on particular fields and provide also the Turkish equivalents of English terminology. The book covers the following topics: * sources of Turkish law; * constitutional law; * administrative law; * legal persons and business associations; * family and inheritance matters; * property; * obligations; * criminal law; and * the laws of civil and criminal procedure. The sixth edition reflects the continuing adaptation of Turkish law to international standards - especially in light of Turkey's hopes for membership in the European Union. These aspirations forced the Turkish lawmakers to modify some basic laws intensively or change them entirely. A short updated list of books and articles in English on Turkish law is appended.

Criminal Law and Procedure: An Overview

Author: Ronald J. Bacigal,Mary Kelly Tate

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133591884

Category: Law

Page: 416

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Criminal law and criminal procedure are two distinct areas of study. Discover both and see how they work together in CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE: AN OVERVIEW, 4TH EDITION. This book's clear and concise presentation will equip you for a variety of legal careers as it covers both the substance of criminal law and criminal procedure to give you a solid overview of the entire criminal justice system. The book first defines criminal responsibility and addresses major felonies recognized in most, if not all, jurisdictions. The second half details procedural aspects of the entire criminal justice system, from arrest to appeal and habeas corpus, with special emphasis on the U.S. Constitution's fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments. A wealth of summaries and excerpts from court cases highlight practical applications of this book's legal principles.This edition introduces emerging topics and increases coverage of ethical issues, such as the impact of electronic communications on the discovery process. New Learning Objectives and Sidebars draw attention to concept summary charts, while new practice exercises, essays and integrated discussion questions help you apply criminal law and procedure as it is practiced today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to criminal justice

Author: Joseph J. Senna,Larry J. Siegel

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 644

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This text presents criminal justice as a dynamic, ever-changing field, emphasizing how the concepts and processes of criminal justice are constantly evolving. It is ideal for those introductory criminal justice courses that emphasize a comprehensive and balanced approach to all three areas of criminal justice, as well as theory, research, and policy issues. This text is the ultimate tool for complete student preparation and provides all of the up-to-date coverage of structural and procedural changes in the criminal justice system that instructors require, ultimately helping students understand the critical issues in the field, and the impact they have on the system.